Breckenridge Colorado Drug Rehab

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Call 888.781.7060 for personal and confidential referral to alcohol and drug rehab programs in Breckenridge and throughout Colorado.

Demographics
• Population: 2,278 permanent residents, 33,572 peak residency (2002 Breckenridge Overview)1;2,407 permanent residents (2000 American Community Survey)
• Race/ethnicity (2000 American Community Survey): 95.6 % white; 0.4% black/African American; 0.3% American Indian/Alaska Native; 1.0% Asian; 0.0% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 1.1% other race; 1.5% two or more races; 5.4% Hispanic/Latino (of any race)

In 1985, the Colorado Drug Rehab assisted in the establishment of the Summit Prevention Alliance which brings together different segments of the community to establish prevention activities. Their work is indispensible, but the vacation/ski environment challenges the community to do more in terms of curbing alcohol and drug use, especially amongh young adults.

Number of Drug/Alcohol Arrests, Breckenridge, 2003-2004

DRUG TYPE
2003 2004
Marijuana Possession 20 36
Marijuana Distrubtion/Sale 2 0
Possession, Controlled Subt. 2 8
Drug Paraphernalia 21 25
DUI Alcohol 112 109
DUI- Drugs 2 2

Crimes Against Persons and Property, Select Offenses, Breckenridge, 2003-2004

Offense
2003 2004
Murder 0 0
Rape 0 0
Burglary 38 44
Auto theft 16 16
Felony assult 10 4
Theft, misdemeanor 174 177
Theft, felony 99 102


There are approximately 31,000 Colorado drug rehab and addiction treatment center admissions each year, however, due to the high relapse rate of many traditional programs most families in Breckenridge are searching for something that works. This is where Colorado Drug Rehab can help. Colorado Drug Rehab has assisted Breckenridge and the 5th Judicial District of Colorado, which has, in the past, sponsored proactive alcohol and other drug prevention programs for the community as well as the rest of the Judicial District. These programs were successful in raising the awareness of owners of resorts, restrurants and bars in the negative consequences to the community from the unusually high consuption of alcohol, in particular, but also other drugs. Community recreational events that are sponsored by local breweries have been curtailed and the community no longer sees these types of actives as a positive draw. The "Beer Crawl" was an annual event where participants would be required to drink at each establishment in a prescribed route and the first one that finished the drinks and crossed (or crawled over) the finishline was rewarded. The prevention efforts of the District Attorney's office has raised the awareness of the community on the negative aspects of these types of activities and their costly consequences.

The Solution

Drug rehab that addresses the individual through a biophysical approach is the most successful method. While the right program may not be in Breckenridge, our philosophy is to refer you to the best possible drug rehab center that can help handle the problem for good. We will refer you to drug rehab centers that don't use drugs in any way, as a longer-term drug-free program will typically have the best overall results.

Colorado Drug Rehab is a free service that will help you find a drug rehab for any alcohol or drug addiction problem you or a loved one may be having. It is easy to confuse the different terms used in this field, describing the different types of drug rehab centers, drug rehabilitation centers, and substance abuse treatment programs. For the problem that you are addressing, should you be looking for an Outpatient, In-patient, Residential Treatment Centers in Breckenridge, Long term treatment or Short term treatment and what modality of treatment is the most effective and what are the cost related to these forms of treatment or rehab. Colorado Drug Rehab gets calls from people in the Summit County area that are wanting to find services in their hometown, and, unfortunately, this area is better equipped for recreational activities than it is for rehab. Call our office and we will lead you to the nearest quality treatment.

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Attending Alcoholics Annoymous, or Alanon, or their counterparts, Narcotics Annoymous (NA) or Naronon is one way to keep the inspiration needed to help you to continue reaching for your goals.

You can find NA meetings in Breckenridge, Leadville, Avon and Idaho Springs at:

Name of Meeting
Address
Day
Time
Father Dyer United Methodist Church 310 Wellington Lane
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Vail Bible Church 39209 US Highway 6
Boardroom
Avon, CO 81657
Tuesday 8 PM
First Baptist Church 219 Mountain View Drive
Leadville, CO 80461
Wednesday 8:30 PM
Saint George's Episcopal Church 200 West 4th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
Thursday 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church 219 Mountain View Drive
Leadville, CO 80461
Saturday 7:30 PM
Lil White House 1422 Colorado Boulevard
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Wednesday 7 PM
Eagle Bend Apartments 10 Stonebridge Drive
Eagle Bend
Avon, CO 81620
Wednesday Noon

Please check elsewhere for AA, CA, CMA or other support group meetings or let us know that you need that data and we will help you.

Drug Addiction is a serious problem and anyone in Breckenridge wanting to stop or that has a loved one that needs to stop should call Colorado Drug Rehab at 888.781.7060.

Latest News from Breckenridge on Marijuana:

On June 24, 2010, the Summit Daily News Published the following:

Breckenridge Town Council on Tuesday unanimously passed an ordinance imposing a nine-month moratorium on the acceptance and processing of applications for new medical marijuana dispensaries and grow operations in Breckenridge.

This moratorium does not affect existing dispensaries and is effective immediately.

Council members expressed concern about the growing number of dispensaries licensed to operate in Breckenridge. Another concern was that the town would be flooded with new applications before the July 1 deadline from Colorado House Bill 10-1284, which regulates the commercial sale and growing of medical marijuana.

This moratorium will allow the town to study the effects of state laws as well as the rapidly growing industry in Colorado, and will allow the town to make any needed changes to the its existing ordinance in light of the new state laws.

Council recognizes that this is a unique industry - as possession of marijuana remains a federal offense - and feels it is in the best interest of the community to further study the recently adopted state laws.

On Sept. 22, 2009, the council adopted regulations for dispensaries in town limits. There are six dispensaries operating in town, and one pending application submitted before Tuesday. This moratorium does not have an effect on the currently licensed dispensaries or applications submitted before Tuesday.

Drug Rehab In Colorado:

1. Biophysical Drug Rehab

Biophysical treatment methods get the residue of the drugs out of the body. Through research, it has been found that the human body will store a residue, called a metabolite of the drug, in the dromat fat tissue for 5 – 7 years after drug use/abuse. When a person stops using drugs, this residue of the fat-soluable drugs begins to be released back into the blood stream which causes cravings, anxiety, and depression in the addict who may be trying desparately to curtail his use.

This can go on for literally years and is the major reason why many programs claim that addiction is a life-long disease. As these toxins are released back into the blood stream, it causes the struggling drug affected person to experience some of the original drug effect and causes depression and mental health problems that lead many to see advice from psychiatrist who will then perscribe a psychiatric medication, which leads to more toxins in the body to add to the emotional rollercoaster that most recovering people experience daily.

Drugs like heroin, oxycontin, cocaine, and meth are more powerful than the natural chemicals the brain produces to be happy, so these "flash-back" type experiences overpower ones natural chemistry. It takes at least a year for this natural chemical balance to be restored and most "recoverying" addicts cannot take the anxiety and depression they are causing for any length of time without relapsing back to otheir drug of choice or drug of availability.

The Biophysical method uses a purification technology in conjunction with vitamins and minerals to release these toxic residues stored in fat tissue, back into the blood stream where they are then forced out of the body, leaving the person free of this contamination and free of the cravings, anxiety or depression caused by the side effects of these drugs. This enables a return to a natural chemical balance, which is wjy these types of programs don't subscribe to the addige, "Once and Addict, Always and Addict". This type of drug rehabilitation center uses a social educational model to restore ethics and build life-skills to ensure their graduates are drug free and productive members of society. Drug Rehab Programs with this method are having a success rate of over 78%. This is why Biophysical drug treatment centers are the most highly recommended and fastest growning form of treatment.

In March, 2007 a Biophysical Colorado Drug Rehab residental program opened in Fort Collins, Colorado. Call 1-888.781.7060 to find out more!

2. Drug Rehab using behavioral modification

Behavioral Modification gained popularity in the 1970's and is based on the Pavlovian idea that man is an animal and changes actions based on stimulus and response. It was popular during these early years for teachers to have bags of M&M's to reward children for proper responses. In drug treatment, the Therapeutic Community model was developed, which uses reiducule and shamming tatics rather than M&M's in an attempt to change thinking and behavior. These program are popular with criminal justice populations and have demonstrated less than a 10% long-term success rate. As long as the person is in the original group and has gained some privledges for being a "perfect client", the compliance is high, but for those that need support to make changes, it can be devistating and leads to many clients exiting the programs early to maintain some personal power and dignity.

It is easy to be fooled into thinking that these programs are effective since they are long-term drug rehab and they have the support of the medical community, but you must realize that most doctors do not understand drug addiction, much less drug rehab and their training is such that addiction is subscribed to an imballance in the brain and, in terms of outcomes, these programs do not compete with a program that removes the drugs from the body and works on developing a high level of ethics, both personal and work ethics. When an individual feels that he can be of value to himself and, more importantly, to others, he is not going to sucomb to distorying his character by numbing out his consciousness with alcohol and other drugs.

3. Drug rehab using a 12-step approach

This method of recovery is employed by Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous,Cocaine Anonymous and many other Anonymous groups.

The originators of Alcoholics Anonymousof (A.A.) looked long and hard for something, anything, that would work to save alcoholics from self-destruction, anything to break the cycle of addiction. In the 1930's alcoholics were thought of as the retrobates of society and were usually institutionalized in psychiatric centers as being insane and given horendous treatment, which, of course, didn't solve the addiction. So, the original work of the two founders of the 12-step approach are to be commended for reclassifing the problem, but, unfortunately, in the process, they removed all of the personal responsibility by making addiction a disease.

There are many positive aspects of the 12-step approach in that it gets addicts into communication about their lives and their addiction and that is far better than the isolation that they were experiencing. However, it falls short of the truth about addiction and actually relables the problem to fit their philosophy and doesn't actually treat the addiction, but supports addicts with the idea that there is no cure, but by belonging to a like-minded group, one can stay off of alcohol and other drugs and survive at a higher level.

This recovery method was never intended to be institutionalized into a treatment modality, but when insurance programs in the 1970's began to pay for up to 30 days of addiction treatment, many progams oped througout the US and huge profits were actualized for their owners. Soon the insurance companies looked at the lack of ongoing success and have since drastically reduce their support of any form of addiction treatment. These 30-day, 12-step programs do not pretend to graduate their patients free of relapse, but contend that addiction is a disease of relapse and that will continue throughout ones life. They believe that addiction is a chronic and progressive disease, meaning that is last forever and gets worse even when one isn't drinking or using. Less than 10% of their graduates stay clean long enough to rebuild their lives.

4. Christian or Religious based treatment

Many families soon become frustrated with behavior modification and 12-step treatment approaches, and for good reason, and turn to religious programs for an answer. These program usually don't profess to doing treatment, but are structured to bring fundimental religious beliefs into the void of spiritual feelings seen in all addicts. To develop the moral/ethics and spiriual support in anyone suffering from addiction is an important component of any program, but in itself, it has proven to be insufficient in graduating a higher than 5-10% success.

As you my have noticed, other than the Biophysical approach, all other modalities of treatment are only successful at a miminal level of 10% or less. This correlates with the fact that about 10% of the addict population will recover from their problems without any clinical interventions whatsoever, so in looking at these forms of treatment, you might find that it satisfies some part of your common sense that addicts may need some of these measures, like religion, but effective treatment of this problem is either comprehensive and successful or it depends totally on the strengths of the individual to be a success.

All program, other than biophysical programs, depend on their graduates to live within the newly acquired philosophy and to limit their contacts and associations to others that follow those ideals and ideas. This is not very realistic and, therefore you can see that very few remove themselves from addiction at a level that one should expect of a center that is treating a problem of any magnitude.

Colorado Drug Situation

Cocaine is considered a significant drug threat to Breckenridge. Powder cocaine is readily available throughout Breckenridge and Colorado. Crack cocaine is available in Breckenridge, as well. Cocaine is the drug most often associated with violent crime in the State. Cocaine is generally sold in ounce and pound quantities in Colorado. Crack use is declining but remains available in the larger metropolitan areas of Colorado.

Club drugs, which are mostly synthetic substances, are increasing in availability and use in Colorado. LSD in liquid form is readily available in the metropolitan areas of Colorado. During 2001, 34% of those surveyed in Colorado reported lifetime usage of MDMA. 4.5% of those surveyed reported usage of MDMA within the past 30 days. The average user age was 17.3, and the average age of first time use was 15.9 years.

Heroin in Breckenridge - The most common types of heroin available in Breckenridge, Colorado are Mexican black tar heroin and brown powdered heroin. New heroin users in Colorado are often young adults who smoke or snort the drug rather than inject it. This is due to a misconception that this practice is safer and less likely to lead to addiction.

Availability of Mexican Black Tar Heroin on the Rise...The Summit County Task Force reports that the availability of Mexican black tar heroin in the county has "skyrocketed." Heroin-related arrests increased 400 percent in this rural county between January and June 2001, and there were three deaths attributed to heroin overdoses during the same period. Task force officials report that users in Summit County typically are in their teens or midtwenties.

Marijuana is readily available in multi-pound quantities in Breckenridge and throughout Colorado . A highly potent form of marijuana, called "BC Bud," is also easily obtainable. Marijuana can be twenty times more potent than it was in the 1970's and the cost has also increased. Because of the higher median income in Aspen and other resort communities, this potent marijuana is many times more accessible in Breckenridge than it is in most cities in the U.S. Marijuana is definitely a problem in Breckenridge, especially among the adolescents and young adults.

Methamphetamine is a primary drug threat to Breckenridge, Colorado. Crystal meth, a form of methamphetamine, is also known as speed, chalk, ice, crank or glass. It is a white, odorless, crystalline powder. Crystal meth’s structure is similar to amphetamine with more of an impact on the central nervous system. The drug releases high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine into the part of the brain regulating feelings of pleasure. It usually causes increased activity, decreased appetite, and a heightened sense of well-being.

Crystal meth addiction is an extremely serious and growing problem. Long-term crystal meth abuse results in addiction, however, many have become addicted after casual use. (For more complete information see the page on Crystal Meth under Colorado Drug Rehab.

Prescription Drugs - The diversion and abuse of OxyContin (oxycodone) is a significant problem in Colorado. Hydrocodone (Vicodin) and Darvocet are the most commonly abused controlled substances.

Colorado Drug Rehab is a free service that will help you find a drug rehab for any alcohol or drug addiction problem you or a loved one may be having. It is easy to confuse the different terms used in this field, describing the different types of drug rehab centers, drug rehabilitation centers, and substance abuse treatment programs. For the problem that you are addressing, should you be looking for an Outpatient, In-patient, Residential Treatment Center, Long term or Short term treatment and what modality of treatment is the most effective and what are the cost related to these forms of treatment or rehab?

Contact Colorado Drug Rehab, helps you make decisions on a drug rehab treatment center as well as helping your get the best alcohol and drug assessments and evaluations. We are Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors that have reviewed over 150 rehab centers, on site, and performed more than 500 alcohol and drug assessments and evaluations, and can share our experiences and help you find the best program or get a fair and honest alcohol or drug assessment to help you with legal issues or help you find what level of treatment or rehab is most appropriate!